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Dream.14 Live Blog: Nick Diaz vs. Mach Sakurai Round-by-Round Updates

This is the Dream.14 live blog for Nick Diaz vs. Hayato "Mach" Sakurai, a welterweight bout on tonight's card at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

Diaz (21-7), Strikeforce's welterweight champion, visits Japan to face the slumping Sakurai (35-10-2).

The live blog is below.

Round 1: Diaz stalks. Sakurai doesn't back down, attacks Diaz with punches. Diaz takes Sakurai down. Diaz enters Sakurai's halfguard. Sakurai escapes to butterfly guard. Diaz works on ground and pound punches. Sakurai stands up and lands a nice overhand right. Diaz clinches and throws knees to the body. Sakurai shoots and takes down Diaz. Diaz hips out for an armbar attempt against Sakurai's right arm. Sakurai tries to float over but puts himself in more trouble. Sakurai taps.

Diaz wins by submission

Diaz shows plenty of respect for Sakurai, bowing and then raising Sakurai's arm.

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